PARERGASIA

1. an indicator of schizophrenia wherein the person engages in an action which isn't aimed for. 2. a previous term for schizophrenia, posited by Swiss-born U.S. psychiatrist Adolf Meyer to take the place of dementia praecox, since he believed this disorder is best depicted with regard to disorganized actions and skewed thought processes.

PARERGASIA: "The parergasia is nothing to worry about- it will display from time to time in nearly all patients with schizophrenic disorders like your mother's."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARERGASIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/parergasia/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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